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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Chaos
 
For he being dead, with him is beauty slain,
And beauty dead, black chaos comes again.
        Shakespeare.—Venus and Adonis, Stanza 170.
  1
Excellent wretch! perdition catch my soul
But I do love thee! and when I love thee not
Chaos is come again.
        Shakespeare.—Othello, Act III. Scene 3. (Othello’s love for his Wife.)
  2
But, should he hide his face, th’ astonish’d sun,
And all th’ extinguish’d stars, would loosening reel
Wide from their spheres, and chaos come again.
        Thomson.—Summer, Line 182.
  3
Yet, yet a moment, one dim ray of light,
Indulge dread chaos and eternal night.
        Pope.—The Dunciad, Book IV. Line 1.
  4
Then rose the seed of chaos, and of night,
To blot out order, and extinguish light.
        Pope.—The Dunciad, Book IV. Line 13.
  5
Lo! thy dread empire, chaos! is restored;
Light dies before thy uncreating word:
Thy hand, great Anarch! lets the curtain fall;
And universal darkness buries all.
        Pope.—The Dunciad, Book IV. Line 653.
  6
Eldest night and chaos ancestors of nature.
        Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book II. Line 894.
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